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9/7/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Polls open Tuesday for school board elections
The 2013 school board elections will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, and will include a contested race in the Northeast Community School District and uncontested candidates in the Calamus-Wheatland and Central community school districts.

Voters will elect four representatives in the Cal-Wheat school district and two representatives each in the Central and Northeast school districts.

All of the terms are for four years.

There is one voting center in each school district, and polls will be open 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.

For Cal-Wheat schools, the voting center will be at Wheatland City Hall, 205 E. Jefferson St.

For Central schools, the voting center will be at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 520 E. 11th St., DeWitt.

For Northeast schools, the voting center will be at Goose Lake City Hall, 1 School Lane.

Absentee ballots will be available from the county auditor's office through Monday, Sept. 9. The auditor's office is located within the Clinton County administration building at 1900 N. Third St., Clinton.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked before midnight, Sept. 9, to be counted. Voted absentee ballots also may be hand-delivered to the auditor's office before polls close at 8 p.m., Sept. 10.

Unofficial election results will be posted on the Clinton County website, after the polls close. The Clinton County Board of Supervisors will canvass the results at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, to make them official.

Three vying for two seats

on Northeast school board

While elections will be held in three school districts within The Observer's coverage area, the only contested race is in the Northeast Community School District, where three candidates are running for two open seats.

The two at-large seats on the ballot currently are held by Andy Friedrichsen of Andover and Mark Neblung of Goose Lake. Friedrichsen is running for re-election to a second term on the board, while Neblung is stepping down because he is moving out of the district.

Friedrichsen is being challenged by former board member Mary Smith of Bryant and Erin Meyermann of Charlotte.

Calamus-Wheatland schools

Four candidates are running for four seats on the Calamus-Wheatland School Board.

Scott Knudtson of Wheatland is running for re-election in Director District 1; Kevin Garland of Dixon is running for re-election to Director District 2; Shelley Weiss of Calamus is running for re-election to an at-large position; and Matt Boeckmann is running for election to an at-large position.

Incumbent Jody Rickels of Wheatland, who has served on the board since 2008, is not running for re-election.

Central schools

Two candidates are running for two at-large seats on the Central Community School Board: incumbent Steve Fuglsang and Angela Rheingans, both of DeWitt.

Fuglsang is seeking his second term on the board. Rheingans is running to fill a vacancy that resulted from the resignation of Kurt Rickard in June

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